The Aire Rivers Trust is a registered charity that was established 7 years ago by a group of people passionate about improving the quality of the River Aire and encouraging the community to see the river as a valuable resource. Over those 7 years, the trust has successfully developed a range of key partnerships and delivered many projects improving the river to a total of around £500k . Working closely with the Environment Agency, we were recently successful in getting Heritage Lottery Fund support for a £1.6million project, DNAire – Developing the Natural Aire – designed to catalyse a renaissance of the river by enabling salmon to reach the headwaters and spawn as well as re-connecting communities with the river. This, along with another substantial River Stewardship project and yet more on the horizon puts the Trust on the threshold of an exciting future.
To meet the challenges we see ahead, we have decided to reinvigorate our Board by recruiting a small number of additional trustees.
We always need ‘hands-on’ volunteers
If you don’t think that being a trustee is for you, but would still like to help, we always have volunteer opportunities available – helping with bankside cleanups, perhaps some citizen science, maybe just visually monitoring your local stream
At the moment we could do with some help marketing/promoting our Trust and the key projects (DNAire and Stewardship) we are currently running. If you have marketing/PR or social media skills, do get in touch.
If you would like to volunteer, then get in touch.